Virus Hunters: Epidemiology of Nipah Virus

This Virus Hunters: Epidemiology of Nipah Virus activity & project also includes:

Who actually goes looking for a virus? Expose your class to the high-stakes life of an epidemiologist on the trail of the Nipah virus. Pupils engage in a short video, then examine how scientists predict, model, and find the source of viruses that threaten public health. 

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Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson to highlight careers in science or as an epidemiology case study
  • Have individuals create pictograms or models that illustrate the transmission of Nipah virus
Classroom Considerations

  • Learners need to be familiar with DNA and RNA sequences, as well as immunology terms and enzyme activity
  • Consider assigning one of the five parts as homework if you are pressed for time
Pros

  • Real data makes the lesson much more intriguing
  • The materials are easy to prepare, and the lesson is well-organized
Cons

  • None
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